Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of the competition, most notably Manchester United, in the race to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. According to reports from ESPN, the Lilywhites are now favorites to land the hottest young talent in Scotland.
The 20-year-old has emerged as one of the most followed players in Scottish football since making his senior debut as a 17-year-old in the 2014-15 season. He has been on an upward curve ever since and has established himself in the Celtic first-team.
Under Brendan Rodgers, his progress has been swift, and the club has rewarded the youngster with a new six-year contract, that was signed earlier this week. This was supposed to put off all the chasing clubs from across Europe, but it looks like that isn’t the case for now.
Despite his long-term contract, clubs from English Premier League – Spurs, Arsenal, and Manchester United – are determined to sign the left-back next summer.
Tierney has insisted that he is in no rush to leave the Scottish Champions and that he is happy to continue his development under Rodgers. However, it is well acknowledged that the player is destined for better leagues and it is only a matter of time before he takes the big leap.
Jose Mourinho’s struggles to have a settled left-back is well known as the Portuguese tactician feels that Tierney could be a long-term prospect at Old Trafford. However, the report from ESPN FC indicates that Spurs have moved ahead of the list and are leading the race to sign him.
The long-term future of Danny Rose looks uncertain at Tottenham as the player seems to be angling for a move away. The Argentine has seen Ben Davies emerge as a strong option this season but he would be interested in adding depth.
Tierney impressed once again for Celtic in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League with the youngster praised for his performance, standing up against Arjen Robben.
For youngsters, there is no better place than Tottenham right now. With a club interested in player development and a manager inclined to let youngsters grow, Kierney could soon be attracted to sign for the Lilywhites.